This 4000-year-old stone is said to have been cut with an alien laser.
18 Jun 2022
The Al Naslaa rock formation in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia has piqued the curiosity of many scientists, geologists, and internet users who cannot understand how such a perfect cut could exist in the middle of the rock.
Did Aliens Visit Saudi Arabia Thousands Years Ago?
That is the question imposed by the existence of such mysterious giant rock - which seemed to have been cut in half by the laser beam.
One geologist said the split could have been caused by “freeze-thaw” weathering, but another said the split was too precise and smooth to have a natural cause.
Various Rock Theories of Al Naslaa
Geologist Cherry Lewis told me that the split was probably just a natural phenomenon, bringing these theories back to earth.
“Given that past civilizations created Stone Henge and the statues on Easter Island with the most basic tools, it seems unlikely that they were man-made.” — Geologist Cherry Lewis.
Lewis, an honorary researcher at the University of Bristol, described the unusual formation as “an incredible sight.” He said, “The breaks can form due to a process called ‘freeze-thaw’ weathering, which occurs when water gets into tiny cracks in the rock. The water freezes and expands as the temperature drops, causing the cracks to widen and lengthen.”
He continued, “as the ice melts, the water goes deeper and deeper into the gap. This process is repeated for thousands, or even millions of years until the rock is finally split. This process, coupled with wind erosion - which, in a desert environment, is like a sandblast - could also explain why the rock stood on its own the way it did.”
Lewis says the sand blast effect can also create a smooth front surface in the face of a blowing wind.